Our Latest News

Mt Field NP, Hastings Cave & Pool and Wellington Park closed - Friday 25 Jan

24/01/2019

As a result of the total fire ban and current fire weather forecast for strong winds, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises that Mt Field National Park and Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool will be closed on Friday 25 January 2019.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

23/01/2019

PWS has extended the current campfire restrictions state-wide in national parks and reserves until further notice.More

Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

Education Resources

  • Hastings Cave Education Resources

    The Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs Education Resource consists of a range of Activity Sheets and Background Information. A diverse array of topics are covered.

  • Birds of Prey Education Resource

    A range of curriculum ideas and activity sheets focusing on raptors - birds of prey.

  • Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

    An extensive teacher educational resource with student activities and background notes covering the values, significance and opportunities of national parks and reserves.

  • E-Sets – Environmental Education Activity Notesheets

    A wide range of Environmental, Educational and Electronic notes designed to assist teachers in planning and implementing an environmental education unit.

  • Threatened Species Kit (2003)

    This resource, specifically designed for school students, provides details on some of Tasmania's threatened species, as well as information on what determines whether a species is classed as vulnerable, endangered, extinct or rare.


Additional Resources

Factsheets

A comprehensive set of factsheets covering a wide range of topics. All are available as PDFs which can be easily printed.

PWSTasmania Youtube Channel
A selection of video/film relevant to Parks and reserves, sustainable tourism, outdoor education and environmental studies.

Shipwrecks and Sealers of Macquarie Island

Shipwrecks, Sealers and Scientists on Macquarie Island is an excellent, award-winning web site designed by students of Fahan School in conjunction with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.